5 reasons you should buy a Gift That Doesn’t Suck this year

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For our International friends – and any last minute orders – we can email you a digital version of the card up until 24 Dec. We’ve got your back. ———– Guys, we’re less than a week out from Christmas. Is anyone else panicking? Haven’t started your shopping yet? Hate holiday shopping crowds? Freaking out about what to get your loved ones, BBFs, distant rellos, office KKs, or your friends-that-have-everything? Us too! But don’t worry. We’ve got your covered with Gifts That Don’t Suck! We guarantee these gifts won’t be returned, re-gifted, or require batteries. 0% crap, 100% awesome – we…

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A car drives past a public health advertisement against the Ebola virus in Monrovia October 8, 2014.  REUTERS/James Giahyue

3 ways Ebola is putting girls at risk (that you might not know about)

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Sierra Leone’s children are currently experiencing a disruption to their lives, which is devastating their ability to learn. But this time it’s not a conflict – it’s a deadly viral outbreak. The Ebola outbreak is proving to be as disruptive to Sierra Leone’s young generation as the country’s 1991-2002 Civil War was to their parents before them. It’s normal in a situation as grave as the Ebola epidemic to focus on the most urgent issues, like getting aid to Sierra Leone or opening new hospitals. But thinking beyond the health crisis unfolding, we know though that education is vital to the…

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What Graduation means to Fatmata

A light in the darkness: what Graduation means for Fatmata

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What does blindness sound like to you? It seems like a strange question, but if you’ve ever lost one of your senses – even temporarily – the others seem to kick in more strongly. It makes sense really. Try turning off all the lights and focus on what you can hear… or think about how you’re so much more aware of every sound at night when you’re in bed, in the dark. Now imagine your world is like this all the time. You could give up and give in. Or you could just give. That’s what Fatmata’s father, Alhajie chose to do….

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How a humble radio is helping to educate girls in Sierra Leone despite Ebola

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Right now in every district across Sierra Leone there are hundreds of empty classrooms. Rows upon rows of tables and chairs accumulating dust. Countless books and pens lying around, just waiting to be used. The Ebola outbreak has had a huge impact on the education system in Sierra Leone. A Government shut down of the schools has been in place since July 2014 to try and stop the spread of the virus, so for now teachers and students are staying at home. So what happens to the students in Sierra Leone, forced to stay home without access to school? How…

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10 Inspiring Women to light up your Insta feed!

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What’s your Instagram feed filled with? If it’s anything like mine it’s filled with endless photos of food, beautiful sunsets (hashtag #nofilter), and a never ending stream of selfies. But despite this, I love my Instagram – I’m addicted to the scroll, and when an amazing photo does come up on my feed, you bet I’m gonna double-tap that. But what if Instagram could be used for more than just capturing your #latteart? A few weeks ago Ollie from The House of Riot asked if we would be part of a fun exercise, to fill Instagram up with images of…

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Bye, Dave!

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It’s hard to believe it’s actually here. Dave’s last day in the One Girl office… and it’s time to say goodbye *sniffs*. There are SO many things we could say about you Dave, and so many thank yous, acknowledgements, high-fives, and feelings to hug out. But we thought we’d leave you with messages from the incredible One Girl family you’ve helped to create, nurture and lead for these past 5 years. We’re going to miss having you in the office so much! And we wish you nothing but the best as you move onto your next exciting, epic venture. Thank…

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